S E C R E T

 

OPREP A

TO:  CG, NINTH AIR FORCE, APO 696, US ARMY (ATTENTION: 26TH SCU).
 CG, XIX TACTICAL AIR COMMAND, APO 141, US ARMY (ATTENTION: STAT CONTL SEC). 
 CG, 303RD FIGHTER WING, APO 141, US ARMY (ATTENTION: STAT CONTL O).
FROM:  HQ 373RD FIGHTER BOMBER GROUP, APO 141, US ARMY, 6 JUNE 1944.
REF:  OPERP A NO U6A: FOR 24 HOURS ENDING SUNSET 6 JUNE 1944. 
 MISSION NO 31: (1ST OF 3 MISSIONS) NEPTUNE OPERATIONS ORDER NO 1.

(TOP COVER ASSAULT AREA)

A. -

T/U 0740. GP OF 3 SQS: A410, 14 PLANES; B411, 16 PLANES; C412, 16

PLANES. 46 P-47's WITH BELLY TANKS. PATROLLED ASSAULT AREA EASTERN,

EASY, AND WESTERN AT 8,000, 10,000, AND 12,000 FT. 4 OR 5 GLIDERS OB-

SERVED AT PLUMETAT A/D. ONE BROKEN IN HALF. AREA BETWEEN ST. VAAST

AND SEGNY AND 5 MILES SW OF CHERBOURG WAS FLOODED. WNW FROM ASSAULT

AREA OBSERVED IRREGULAR PATTERN OF WHITE SMOKE. CLOUD LAYERS UP TO

11,000 FT. VISIBILITY ABOVE LAYERS UNLIMITED. THUNDER SHOWERS SOUTH

OF CAEN. T/D 1031.


B. (I) - 46 P-47ís.
(II) - 46
(III) - NIL
(IV) - NIL
(V) - NIL
(VI) - NIL
(VII) - NIL
(VIII) - 46

C. (I) - 46 (100 gal US, Belly - American).
(II) - NIL

D. (I) - 136:15
(II) - NIL

E. (I) - 78,200
(II) - NIL
(III) - NIL
(IV) - NIL

F. - NIL

G. - NIL

H. - NIL

I. - 0

HENRY C. KIRK,

Captain, Air Corps,

Stat Control Officer.

S E C R E T


Declassified
On public record at the National Archives
Courtesy of David Schwartz - Nephew of 373rd CO (15 Aug 43 - 17 Nov 44) William  H. Schwartz, Jr.

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